Musical legend Roger Waters, a founding member of Pink Floyd, is in Istanbul on Aug. 4 for a sold-out concert at the ITU Stadium, marking his first time in Istanbul in seven years.
The concert, titled “The Wall,” will also include an exclusive surprise for Turkish fans. The show, which will take place around a “wall” statue, will feature the pictures of executed former Prime Minister Adnan Menderes, as well as journalists Uğur Mumcu and Hrant Dink.
Around 17,000 fans turned out for Roger Waters in Istanbul previously for “The Dark Side of the Moon” tour in 2006. The social, political and personal effects of Pink Floyd’s 1982 “The Wall” made it one of the most important albums of the century. The group broke a number of records with the album and it won 23 platinum certificates, with songs remaining at the top of the world’s music charts during the years when the album came out. In 2012, according to an international music conference held by European organizers, “The Wall” was chosen as the best tour of that year. Until today, “The Wall” has been performed 15 stadium concerts in South America and has reached 750,000 people in Chile, Brazil and Argentina. Roger Waters is in the middle of performing 25 concerts in Europe.